Blessings From the Enemy
Part of the festivity of the Christmas season is the exchange of gifts. Most people preferred to receive material things, but I believe that the greatest gifts are the ones that you cannot put a price on because they represent your time and devotion.
Last year Christmas I gave my readers three beautiful gifts that I am sure if they received them will still be reaping the benefits. I am once more giving away these gifts, and you can receive them here.
As an extra bonus, I am giving you some additional reward from the spoils of the enemy.
Is it possible for you to be blessed by your enemy?
The proof is in the following story!
David was anointed king of Israel while he was in his youth but before he could fulfill this purpose he endured severe hardship for a season.
One such testing happened while he was living in Ziklag. While David and his men were away, the enemy crept into their camp and stole everything including their women and children then they burned the village to the ground (1 Samuel 30).
In obedience to God, David pursued the enemy, overtook them and recovered everything including their wives and children. Not one person or animal was lost.
On their way home, they stopped at the Brook of Besor where he had left some of his men. Since they did not participate in the mission, David’s men did not want to share the spoils with them.
But David said, “My brethren, you shall not do so with what the Lord has given us, who has preserved us and delivered into our hand the troop that came against us. For who will heed you in this matter? But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; they shall share alike.” So it was, from that day forward; he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel to this day. (1 Samuel 30:23-25)
Whether or not you fight the battle as long as you are a part of the army of God, you will receive some of the spoils of the enemy. David also sent some of the spoils to the elders and his friends in Judah saying,
“Here is a present for you from the spoil of the enemies of the Lord” (1 Samuel 30:26)
This victory was the end of David’s toil in the wilderness of trials.
King Saul and his sons were killed in battle. After the period of mourning was over, the Lord told David to return to Hebron where he was anointed King of Judah first then after seven and a half year, he became king over the entire land of Israel for thirty-three years (2 Samuel 5:1-5).
We can learn a valuable lesson from this story.
When you defeat the enemies (fear, pride, deception, unforgiveness, disobedience) in your life, you will gain the following blessings:
- Guaranteed protection from the Lord when you are totally obedient to Him.
- Restoration of all that the enemy had stolen from you.
- You will receive all the wealth of the enemy.
These gifts are yours to receive during this Christmas season. May you give the Lord your full commitment so that He will give you the desires of your heart.
Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.
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Merry Christmas to you and a very good reminder for us from the story to keep the Lord first.
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